Buses to Bath City Centre (SouthGate) and to Royal United Hospital.

Please note that the routes in the map below are merely indicative. Refer to each service’s official route map to see actual stops and route.

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Bus services information

Park & Ride sites offer an easy, cheap and convenient way to park your car and ride a bus into Bath. The Odd Down Park & Ride site provides fully wheelchair-accessible services to both the City Centre (Service 41) and the Royal United Hospital (Service 42 Monday to Friday except Public Holidays and Service 4 Saturdays, Sundays and some Public Holidays).

  • Service 41 – From Odd Down Park & Ride to SouthGate, Bath City Centre. Every 12-15 minutes. Journey time is about 10 minutes to SouthGate. This service can only be used by passengers who start or end their journey at the Park & Ride site. On the way into the city centre passengers can get OFF at Bear Flat, Oldfield Road or St Mary’s Buildings, but cannot get ON at those stops (they can also stay on until the final stop at SouthGate). On the way back to the site as well as SouthGate passengers can get ON at St Mary’s Buildings, Oldfield Road or Bear Flat, however passengers cannot get OFF at those stops, or any other stops before the Park & Ride site.
  • Service 42 – Service 42 operates Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays) between Odd Down Park & Ride site and Royal United Hospital via Southdown, Twerton and Lower Weston. Getting on or off the bus is allowed at any stop along the route.
  • Service 4 – Service 4 operates Saturday and Sunday (and some Public Holidays) between Odd Down Park & Ride site and Royal United Hospital via Bear Flat, Bath City Centre, and Lower Weston. Getting on or off the bus is allowed at any stop along the route.

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 41424
OperatorFirstFirstFirst
Types of payment accepted• Cash on bus
• Contactless on bus
• Operator’s app
Travelcards
• Concessionary Pass (after 09:00 Monday – Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
• Cash on bus
• Contactless on bus
• Operator’s app
Travelcards
• Concessionary Pass (after 09:00 Monday – Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
• Cash on bus
• Contactless on bus
• Operator’s app
Travelcards
• Concessionary Pass (after 09:00 Monday – Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
Operating daysEvery day except Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s DayMonday to Friday (except Public Holidays)Saturday and Sunday (and some Public Holidays)

Also operates Monday to Friday but does not serve Odd Down Park & Ride site on those days
First bus from Park & Ride site• 06:15 Monday to Saturday
• 09:30 Sunday (and some Public Holidays)
06:25 Monday to Friday06:00 Saturday
06:40 Sunday and Public Holidays
Last busFrom City Centre (SouthGate)
• 20:30 Monday to Saturday
• 18:00 Sunday (and some Public Holidays)
From Combe Park, Royal United Hospital
19:45 Monday to Friday
From Weston, Haviland Park:
18:23 Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

From Combe Park, Royal United Hospital
18:29 Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Later buses terminate at Odd Down, Lodge Gardens
FaresSee fares for this serviceSee fares for this serviceSee fares for this service
Route & TimetableBus service 41 route and timetableBus service 42 route and timetableBus service 4 route and timetable
Lost property01225 494 91801225 494 91801225 494 918
Service feedback and additional infoContact the operator on 0345 602 0121 or via their website.Contact the operator on 0345 602 0121 or via their website.Contact the operator on 0345 602 0121 or via their website.


Service 41 fares

The fares below apply only to services 21 (Newbridge Park & Ride), 31 (Lansdown Park & Ride) and 41 (Odd Down Park & Ride). The operator’s regular bus fares apply to services 4 and 42 (Odd Down Park & Ride).

Parking at the sites is free, you only pay the bus fare.

You can buy some tickets on bus using cash or contactless, or use the First Bus app. Travelwest Travelcards are also available for some ticket types.

 Adult
Adult return ticket on weekdays

Adult return ticket on weekdays

Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays


£3.60

Adult return ticket weekends and Public Holidays

Adult return ticket weekends

Adult return ticket on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays


£3.10

Group return ticket (two adults)

Group return ticket (two adults)

Available after 09:30 Monday to Friday


£6.50

Bath Zone Group day ticket

Bath Zone Group day ticket

Unlimited travel for up to 5 people on all First bus services in the Bath Zone – valid after 9.30am Monday to Friday or all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays


App
£8.60

On bus
£9

10 single journeys (for use at any time)

10 single journeys (for use at any time)

Can be purchased on bus with a Travelwest Travelcard or via the First Bus App (Travelwest Travelcards are available at Bath Bus Station).


£14.40

Service 31 (Lansdown Park & Ride)Please note, Park & Ride fares only apply to journeys that start or end at the Park & Ride site. For all other trips, First’s usual Bath Zone fare tariffs apply.
  • Holders of English National Concessionary Passes can travel for free after 09:00 on weekdays (Monday to Friday) and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
  • Up to 5 children (under 16) can travel for free with each fare-paying adult.
  • First day and season tickets can be used on Bath Park & Ride. Day & week multi-operator Rider tickets are also accepted.

Site and parking info

Odd Down
Side of BathSouth
PostcodeBA2 8PA
Parking spaces1,230
Parking costFree*
Height restriction7’2” / 2.2m
Opens• 06:00 Monday to Saturday
•09:15 Sunday and Public Holidays
ClosesEntrance closes after the last bus has operated.
Overnight parkingNo
*Parking is free, you only pay the bus fare.
  • If you need help choosing the best Park & Ride location for your journey, input your start and end locations into our Journey Planner and select “Driving”. Set a date and time for arrival/departure to get the most accurate results.

  • The entrances to the Park & Rides sites are locked after the last buses have operated but the exits are left open to enable vehicles to be retrieved later. However, lighting is switched off after the last buses have returned and any vehicles are left inside entirely at the owner’s risk.